Denise is silent, just like her dead calves
Rob Sand, campaign manager for the O'Brien campaign: Are you unable to use basic HTML? Get your side of the story out. Tell us why it was OK for these calves to die 19 years ago and how that makes Denise better enabled to be SOA?
To the folks that think I'm just following the party line: I switched party affiliations in June to vote for both Ed Fallon and Denise O'Brien in the primaries. I serve on a board with Denise (although I haven't seen her at board meetings since the campaign started). I've worked at another organization (now-defunct PrairieFire) where she was on the board of directors. Up until this point I have had nothing but respect for Denise and Larry.
However, the charge and her response (or lack thereof) has caused me to loose respect for her. And out of respect for the position of Secretary of Agriculture of Iowa, I believe it would be wise for her to drop out of this race. She will not garner respect in her office because of this history, and it could tarnish the SOA position for years.